Yesterday, exhaustion finally found me. And I found myself at the local pub, dressed in yoga pants and my husband's oversized hoody (what I'd grabbed at 8am so I could bike my daughter to school before guiding a writing circle and then spending the afternoon packaging products), and ordering take-out fish and chips. Did I … Continue reading Lessons from The Lorax
When I started my year in yoga, nearly 10 years ago, I couldn't get enough. Enough yoga. Enough meditation. Self-discovery. Inquiry. Visualization. Cosmic connection. Who am I? And one practice led to another. Mantra. Mudra. Trance dance. Herbology. Iridology. Reiki. Reflexology. Other ologys. I devoured it all like Sunday brunch. Attempting to find me within … Continue reading Live the life you have.
Many years ago, I worked in Oil & Gas. We worked on quarterly sales projections and targets.There was a saying: You're only as good as your last quarter. What that meant was that even if just last year you had the most spectacularly lucrative quarter in the history of the company (you remember that feeling … Continue reading You’re only as good as your last practice
Create your new year. One strand at a time. This new year, dream your dreams, make your plans, then commit to a 40-day (or more) practice.The 40-day practice is an enduring spiritual tradition aimed towards creating powerful change. Yoga and meditation practitioners have used this method of practice to bring about transformation, focus and … Continue reading Scrap New Year’s Resolutions: Opt for a 40-Day Practice Instead.
My husband emailed a link to a Ted talk. I grabbed my tea, folded my legs in my chair and clicked the link. Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, spoke about teaching our girls bravery, not perfection. Towards the end of the talk she said something oddly powerful. I suddenly realized she was talking … Continue reading Fix the Code
We get comfortable in our skin. Isn't that what we are taught? To feel comfortable in our own skin? But are we meant to wear that same skin for life? We change. We transition. Sometimes willingly. Sometimes not so willingly. Sometimes it's Nature who calls us to change: adapting to the seasons. Other times it's … Continue reading Shedding your skin